Employment

Service Systems Associates

Service Systems Associates (SSA) - the exclusive service provider for Chattanooga Zoo is accepting applications for Concessions, Retails, and Admissions. To apply please click the link below to download the application. It can be mailed to the Zoo at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404 or dropped off in the Zoo Gift Shop during normal operating hours (9am-5pm). 

SSA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

For more information on the opportunities at the Chattanooga Zoo, please email us at dratchford@chattzoo.org.

For more information on SSA employment opportunities, call the SSA Employment Hotline at (248) 541-5717 ext. 3400.

 

Friends of the Zoo/Chattanooga Zoo offers both part and full-time positions for different areas in the zoo such as general and exhibit maintenance, animal care, guest services, and other professional positions. Please see current openings displayed at the bottom of this page for information on job availability at the Chattanooga Zoo.

Interested in volunteering at the zoo? Check out our Volunteer information.

It's great to work at the zoo! We offer all of our full-time employees:

  • 50% paid medical insurance
  • Personal time off
  • Company provided uniform shirts
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Opportunities for professional advancement


















Friends of the Zoo, Inc. offers positions in many areas such as general and exhibit maintenance, animal care, guest services, and other professional positions. Friends of the Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. It does not discriminate in employment opportunities and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Crowe
Chattanooga Zoo
301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Telephone: (423) 643-5788
Fax: (423) 697-1329
crowe_l@chattzoo.org

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